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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at events@bmoreart.com!

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Valentine’s Pop-up Shop

Wednesday, February 11 from 6-10 pm

The Chesapeake Building, 1707 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md

The Valentine’s Pop-up Shop will be held in the historic Chesapeake Building located in the Station North Arts District. The building has recently finished renovations that includes a 1700 sq. ft. event space! The Pop-up Shop will feature vendors offering one of a kind Valentine’s gifts for your loved ones. The general public will be able to shop vendors while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails!

FREE WINE TASTING! General Admission: $10

Come out and support your local business community by shopping our vendors!
For more information or to register as a vendor, contact: Aisha Bigstaff/abigs412@aol.com or Caprece Jackson-Garrett/bonneaucaprece@gmail.com

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Alex Ebstein

Towson University MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Alex Ebstein: Fovea, Man Up/Overboard: Matthew Sherwood, and Christine Wolfe Weller: Nature into Nurture

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12 from 7:30 – 9 pm
Exhibition runs February 13 – May 9, 2015

Holtzman MFA Gallery
Towson University’s Center for the Arts (2nd Floor)
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Alex Ebstein uses a range of materials to create abstract works that emphasize perceptual shift and variation.

In his paintings and sculptures, Matthew Sherwood wrestles with the subject of masculinity and the role that it plays in contemporary society. His interest stems from personal experiences growing up in rural Ohio and Arkansas in a long line of hard-working farmers, laborers, businessmen and military servicemen.

Christine Weller works with fibers, creating multi-layered constructions that explore the human experience and emotions, symbolized through animals and their actions. Complexly structured compositions present the viewer with a unique visual and tactile encounter.

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Matthew Sherwood

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Super Thursday Party: Love at The Walters

Thursday, Feb 12 from 5-9 pm

Join us for a special Super Thursday night that will feature all things “love.” Music, performances, cocktails, and special surprises to celebrate the special love-themed holiday. Food and beverages available for purchase.

The Walters Art Museum is open until 9 p.m. each Thursday evening. On select Thursdays, the museum hosts special events called Super Thursday. These evenings feature a wide range of public programs such as live music, gallery talks, hands-on art projects, interactive group activities, and refreshments.

Lite fare will be on sale in Café Q.
Super Thursdays are sponsored by Constellation, an Exelon Company.

The event is free and open to the public. Enter the museum through Centre Street.
The Walters Art Museum is open every Thursday evening from 5–9 p.m.

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Xenos Opening at Gallery CA

Friday, February 13 at 6:00pm

Xenos takes a look at recent and historical patterns of violence against two cultural groups, Jews and African Americans, and the adversity that they share. Artists from Baltimore and abroad discuss issues of identity in a multimedia exhibit with a series of political and aesthetic themes.

On View Feb 13- Mar 13
OPENING RECEPTION February 13, 2015
GALLERY TALK February 26, 2015
CLOSING RECEPTION March 13, 2015

GALLERY CA
440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
info@galleryca.org – 410.528.9239 – galleryca.org
Gallery Hours Monday- Friday 12 PM – 4 PM

Artists: Matt Adelberg, Andrew Boudreau, Christianna Clark, Kevin Cobb, Ilana Elbaze, Joshua Fetzer, Matthew Freel, Lynn Hunter, Jordan Purnell Jackson, Scott Mallory, Rahn Marion, MacKenzie Schroeder, Terron Sorrells, McKinley Wallace III, and Amare Worku

Music by Femme Sleep

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Neil Feather Artist Talk

Saturday, February 14 at 1pm

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Neil Feather, sound artist, sculptor, and part of “Sometimes A Great Notion”, the current exhibition in the Main Gallery at School 33 Art Center, will be speaking about his work.

Neil Feather is a Baltimore based artist known for his invention of experimental music instruments. Feather was the recipient of the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize and has performed with his instruments in over 200 concerts at venues such as the American Visionary Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art. His instruments combine found objects such as bicycle wheels and bowling balls with other sculptural materials to create unique sounds that viewers are invited to manipulate. Feather is also a founding member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation, two groups that support the growth of Baltimore’s experimental music scene.

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STARBUX DIARY BOOK RELEASE PARTY: Christine Ferrera

Saturday, February 14th at 9 pm $7
The Crown
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

STARBUX DIARY: MY 10-YEAR JOURNEY TO CAFFEINATED ENLIGHTENMENT!!!

Artist and comedian, Christine Ferrera will host a book release event featuring live music and performance the newly published account of her 10-year correspondence, via customer comment cards, with the ubiquitous Seattle-based coffee chain.

The night will feature a robust blend of coffee-inspired performances by:
BEN CAPPUCCIN O’BRIEN! (Wham City/Adult Swim contributor)
The Coffee Beans (a.k.a. local theater artists) DAN HANRAHAN & TEMPLE CROCKER!
(Spoken-word Powerhouse) OLU BUTTERFLY!

A Friar’s Club-style roast of the featured author by LEXIE MOUNTAIN! (City Paper Humor Columnist/Funny lady) and CHRISTINE FERRERA will present a performance based upon the book STARBUX DIARY!!

Starbux Diary: My 10-year Journey to Caffeinated Enlightenment, began in 2005 at a Starbucks store when Ferrera noticed the customer feedback cards read, “We’d love to hear your thoughts…” Taking their invitation literally, each day since she has jotted down her ideas about life, love and art on a card and mailed the original to Starbucks Customer Relations. Sometimes, Starbucks writes back. February 14th, 2015 marks – to the day – the 10th anniversary of Ferrera’s uniquely humorous take on endurance art.

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U thot U knew

U Thot U Knew

Saturday, February 14 from 7-10, with performances starting at 8:30 pm
Annex 2e, Copycat Building

“U Thot U Knew” is curated to celebrate female empowerment and solidarity, IRL & URL. Aiming to invent a temporal space for artists often absent from the art world by creating an environment to showcase these voices and allow their narratives to exist collectively.

A special Valentine’s Day zine will also be for sale for $4, including the artists’ statements, feminist quotes, and images/artwork. ;*

Artists: Brie Moreno, Chanel Cruz, Izzy Garcia, Isabella Gonzalez, Julia Scroggin, Luisa Rodriguez, Marcelle Mandeng, May Kim, Mila Nery, Nikki Lee, Noorann Matties, Olivia McGavisk, Valentina Cabezas, Vivian Loh, Renan Machado, Shana Sadeghi-Ray, and Sanam Sindhi

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